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Here is a strange one that may not be able to get answered. I hooked up my Macbook pro with a DVI--->HDMI cable from Belkin. When I run it through the AVR in the DVD input or any others I lose the native resolution of my plasma as a display choice in OS X. It allows me choose a slew of resoultions from 480p up to 1600X1200 and 1080i and 1080p and even 720p. My Pioneer 5080 is 1366X768 and when I use a DVI--->VGA adapter then the desktop fits the screen beautifully.

I like to have the volume on screen if you are wondering why I am even doing this if VGA works. I use this as a front end for plex. I have toyed a bit with the passthrough settings for HDMI but nothing has allowed me to choose the correct resolution. Any one have an idea for me to try or should i stick with VGA and forget about it.
 

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I don't understand why you don't hook up the Laptop directly to the Pioneer...as there is no benefit to going through an AVR...

If you are using DVI > HDMI...you lose the sound anyway.

My suggestion is always to go the most direct route...and in this case it would be directly from the Laptop to the TV.
 

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Not sure if or why this would matter, but how is the HDMI setup - is it Passthrough or fixed to 1080i or 720p.
 

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I was testing this because I wanted OSD and Volume overlay on the screen. The Yamaha lcd screen is very hard to read from 15 feet away.

HDMI is set to Passthrough
 
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